Vanessa Bryant says her fear and anxiety over photos taken of the remains of Kobe and her daughter will haunt her forever. She heartbreakingly explains as to why.

Kobe’s widow filed a declaration in her ongoing lawsuit with L.A. County. In the docs, obtained by TMZ, she explains she actually asked Sheriff Alex Villanueva specifically on Jan. 26, the day of the crash, to secure the crash site and not allow anyone to take photographs.

In her docs, she says she told the Sheriff, “If you can’t bring my husband and baby back, please make sure no one takes photographs of them.” A month later, she says she learned Sheriff’s deputies and firefighters were sharing photos taken of Kobe and Gianna’s remains.

Vanessa says hearing this infuriated her, and also sent her into a constant cycle of distress they’d leak and be disseminated online. Vanessa says she has reason to believe at least 20 different people obtained copies of the photos. despite the County’s assurance that they’d all been secured/scrubbed she says she has strong doubts.


Vanessa says in the documents she’s already seen one photo purportedly showing her late husband’s remains, saying:

“Since viewing the photo, I’ve been tormented with thoughts of who took it and whether it depicts my husband. I feel sick at the thought that deputies and firefighters have gawked at photos of my husband’s and child’s bodies without any reason. I also feel extreme sadness and anger knowing that photos of my husband’s and daughter’s bodies were laughed about while shown at a bar and awards banquet.”

Vanessa says she’s deeply troubled that one day her children might come across the photos and that is very disturbing to think. People should be ashamed of doing such things to the families of bereaved let alone the police. A lack of values and moral judgement is in display here from the authorities.

Anirban Biswas

Anirban Biswas has been writing for Thirsty For News since 2021 and has been covering various topics such as entertainment, music, and pop culture. In his free time, Anirban enjoys playing guitar, composing music and exploring new places.

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